Melissa & Matt | Raleigh, NC

Are you planning a micro-wedding due to COVID?  Check out Melissa and Matt’s intimate Raleigh wedding with only 23 guests!

Melissa and Matt’s micro-wedding started as a fairy-tale story. Melissa had been online dating for a while with no success. She had finally given up, and accepted being single forever. She said that God would have to send her a Prince Charming knocking on her door for her to try again. Little did she know that was exactly what was going to happen. She had recently purchased a home and it needed a few repairs. A few days later Matt knocked on her door to do the repairs. They talked the whole time he was repairing and they got each others contact information and ended up going on a date at Daniel’s Italian Restaurant the next week, and the rest was history!

A few day after Christmas of 2018 he took her back to the same restaurant they had their first date. He parked in the same spot he did the first time, and got out of the car all shaky. He walked around to her side of the car and told her how much he loved her and popped the question! You guessed it… she said YES!

Their ceremony was held at 1705 East in Raleigh, NC. They picked this location because it was a great location, and catering was included! Although they were planning on having a larger wedding with full reception, COVID had other plans so they had to plan a smaller wedding than they originally wanted. They decided to move forward with a small wedding on the steps of 1705 East with dinner to follow at The Pit in downtown Raleigh.  This gave us the opportunity to create amazing portraits downtown before dinner started.

Having trouble planning your wedding due to COVID?  Don’t dismiss the idea of a planning a micro-wedding.  Smaller and smaller guest counts have been a trend over the past few years because more couples are realizing that planning a smaller yet more extravagant wedding is the way to go.  With a smaller wedding footprint, your budget goes much farther and you have more time to create amazing images!

Here are some of our favorite images that highlighted their day.  Be sure to scroll to the bottom to see the vendor team that made this day happen.



Venue: 1705 East
Planner: The Gathering Co.
Gown: Carolina Bridal World
Hair and Makeup: Head Turners Salon
Floral : Teacup Floral
Officiant: Personal Weddings NC

We’re jeff
& Lori

Carolina-based LUXURY BOUDOIR and WEDDING photographers

Our love of photography brought us together when we met at a photography conference over a decade ago. Today, Jeff is indigosilver’s lead wedding photographer, while Lori focuses on boudoir portraiture.

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